*abacus* 的定义

plural ab·a·cus·es, ab·a·ci [ab-uh-sahy, -kahy, uh-bak-ahy]. /ˈæb əˌsaɪ, -ˌkaɪ, əˈbæk aɪ/.

- a device for making arithmetic calculations, consisting of a frame set with rods on which balls or beads are moved.
- Architecture. a slab forming the top of the capital of a column.

*abacus* 近义词

等同于 **adding machine**

等同于 **computer**

#### 更多*abacus*例句

- I may as well have given them an
*abacus*and asked them to do algebra. - Generally speaking, the
*abacus*is more impressive, or at least more potentially useful. - This is like the difference between building a stick-in-the-ground sundial versus a comparatively more complex accounting tool like an
*abacus*, as one head of quantum research at a major Wall Street bank put it to me. - Thus, Goldman found them a willing buyer for the junk piled into
*Abacus*. - But
*Abacus*and similar deals were already sucking money out of Rhineland, according to a person familiar with the matter. - Every Asian capital is like a giant
*abacus*, constantly calculating the relative power of competing states. - The height of the
*abacus*is one seventh of the height of the capital. - The flowers on the four sides are to be made as large as the height of the
*abacus*. - The
*abacus*has a width equivalent to the thickness of the bottom of a column. - It is further distinguished by the use of the zero, which enabled the computer to dispense with the columns of the
*Abacus*. - Our next idea would be to put a conical shaped stone beneath this
*abacus*, to support its outer edge, as at b.